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The South Florida Theatre League
The Dana Plays
A play reading fundraiser for the American Cancer Society
Inspired by Dana Castellano
Dana CastellanoMiami, Florida, June 26, 2014

On July 14th the South Florida Theatre League will present The Dana Plays, a play reading fundraiser inspired by Dana Castellano, a beloved member of the local theatrical community.

The event will take place at Miami Theatre Center at 8 pm. Castellano was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in January 2014.

The evening, which has evolved as an adjunct to the League’s Summer Theatre Fest Play Reading Festival, will raise funds for the American Cancer Society and for Castellano to help her defray the heavy costs of her treatments.

Dana Castellano has been a passionate supporter of and involved with South Florida theatre for over 10 years in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties. She has been an active member of the board of directors the Women’s Theater Project and has dedicated her time and energy a number of theatrical projects. Her love of the theater allowed her to make amazing lifelong friends and share her commitment to the theater and the community.

Castellano is pleased, excited, and tremendously moved by the support she has received from the theatrical community, as well as from her friends and family since her diagnosis. Her plight has led to the formation of a support group, Team Chaos, whose mandate is to raise funds for, and awareness of her situation. They will actively support the event.

Among playwrights contributing to The Dana Plays are Andie Arthur, Christopher Demos-Brown, Jessica Farr, Tony Finstrom, Avi Hoffman, Michael McKeever, Juan C. Sanchez, Deborah Sherman, and Paul Tei.

Tickets for The Dana Plays are $15 each (with any extra donation welcome), and will be available at the door of the theatre the evening of the performance only.

For more information about The Dana Plays, Dana Castellano, or the South Florida Theatre League, please contact Andie Arthur at Contact: Andie Arthur at andie@southfloridatheatre.com / 954-557-0778 or Carol Kassie at ckassie@gmail.com / 561-445-9244.

The South Florida Theatre League is an alliance of theatrical organizations and professionals dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and advocating for the growth and prestige of the South Florida theatre industry. The South Florida Theatre League is funded by its members, member theatres, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. For more information visit: www.southfloridatheatre.com.

Under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, The Miami Theatre Center produces classical and contemporary works that entertain and educate audiences and artists of all ages and abilities. MTC programs include: MTCperformance, innovative theater, dance and music; MTCeducation, learning opportunities for students, professionals, and the general public; and MTCfilm, a partnership with O Cinema that transforms the theater into an independent cinema several nights a week.  To learn more, visit www.mtcmiami.org.

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, they help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

Donations can be made directly to Dana Castellano’s support group,
Team Chaos here: http://tinyurl.com/le2p2nr
Like Team Chaos on Facebook here:  http://tinyurl.com/n83rjt5

The Dana Plays: A play reading fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Inspired by Dana Castellano
Monday, July 14th – 8 pm
Tickets: $15
Phone: 305-751-9550
Miami Theatre Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores,
FL 33138